Theodora Jane Mendozzi, a cherished mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2024, at her home. She was surrounded by her loving family during her final moments.
Jane was born on February 14, 1933.
Jane began her journey of life in Youngstown and attended Rayen High School, where she graduated with the class of 1951. After completing her education, she decided to dedicate her life to raising her children and taking care of their home. This silent devotion was a testament to her selflessness and love for her family.
Beyond being a devoted wife and mother, Jane possessed a vivacious spirit and had many interests that brought joy into her life. She was an avid reader who eagerly indulged in books of various genres. Jane also found solace in pursuing creative endeavors such as crocheting intricate designs. The Game Show Channel captivated Jane's attention. Puzzles were another favored pastime that allowed her to exercise her mind and enjoy quiet moments of contemplation.
Her parents, Frank and Mary Magdalena DeMario; husband Mario L. Mendozzi whom she married on September 11, 1954 and passed away on June 17, 2010; and beloved son John Mendozzi preceded her in death.
Jane leaves behind an enduring legacy through the lives she touched and the lessons she imparted. Her memories will forever be cherished by her loving family: three daughters, Paula (James) Spiker of Ocqueoc, MI, Lisa Mendozzi of Struthers, and Carla (Michael) Lopez of Wesley Chapel, FL; a son, Mario Paul (Katie) Mendozzi of Streetsboro; eight grandchildren, Jim (Laurie) Spiker, Alex (Lindsey) Spiker, Karly (Dan) Hartman, Evelyn Lopez, Zach and Tyler Schramm, and Brady and Emily Mendozzi; and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas, Joseph, and Onilee Spiker.
Family and friends may call Thursday, January 25 from 10 to 11:45 AM at Christ Our Savior, St. Nicholas Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 PM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that any donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, stjude.org
Professional arrangements are being handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.